Saturday, May 27, 2023

5/27/2023 - Less is More #484 Flower (One Layer) - You Are Lovely

Hi everyone – Happy Saturday! Welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Less is More and this week we are making one layer flower card! During the retiring time for Stampin’ Up, I snatched up Art Gallery stamp set at discount because I wanted the sentiment as well as using Gilded Leafing technique so here it is!! I stamped the bold image in Mint Macaroon and then the detail with Versamark and Heat & Sticking powder and then added the gold flakes. I love the result and it is a great simple way to add some texture for a very quick and simple card. I hope you enjoyed the card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge. 

Challenge: #484
Stamp Set: Art Gallery  
Colors: Mint Macaroon, Mossy Meadow,        
Paper: Whisper White, 
Others: Heat & Stick Powder, Gilded Leafing    

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

5/24/2023 - Christmas Craft Creation May 2023 No Stamping - Peace, Love, Joy

 Hi everyone – welcome back to another monthly challenge here at Christmas Craft Creation – May 2023 and this month we are doing No Stamping card! It’s easy and hard at the same time because usually on my card there is at least 1 stamping factor. But no worries here, I went into my stash of Coming Home DSP from few years ago and there are lots of houses images that coordinates with the die cut so I simply just cut out all the images and just adhere them onto the card, even the sentiment! This is a easy card to make if you cut out all the pieces and just adhere them one at a time! I hope you like this fun challenge and be sure to join is there!

Challenge: CCC May 2023
Stamp Set: N/A      
Colors: N/A      
Paper: Whisper White, Coming Home DSP (retired), Poppy Parade,   
Others: Dimension, Coming Home Dies,     

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

5/23/2023 - It's Your Day Birthday card

Happy Tuesday! Today’s card is a sunshine/rainbow masculine card to celebrate someone’s birthday! I don’t think we ever think about doing a rainbow for the special guy in our live but this is just for that. I have some left over die cut out for the shape of rainbow and I colored it in with Stampin’ Blends and have them tugged behind some clouds. I also find a retired DSP with sunshine image! I truly hope that when I send out this card, it will brighten someone’s birthday! Thank you for stopping by.

Submitted this card at TGIF -You’re the Man, Global Design – Birthday and Daring Cardmker – Sunshine.


Challenge: Sunshine, #tgifc421, #GDP395
Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Birthday (retired),            
Colors: Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness/Daffodil Delight/Old Olive, Misty Moonlight Blends,
Paper: Whisper White, In-Colors DSP, Sunshine and Rainbow DSP, 
Others: Dimension, Rainbow Dies (retired), Deckled Rectangle Dies,         

Monday, May 22, 2023

5/22/2023 - Make My Monday #201 Masculine - Sending You a Smile

Happy Monday crafters! Welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Make My Monday and this challenge is all about masculine card. I finally got my orders from the current 2023-2024 annual catalog and wanted to use it to create a card. I stamped the image with Stazon and colored it in with Watercolor Pencils with Aqua Painter to ease out the harsh line. This card is perfect for birthday or just because, which we don’t do often enough now a day. So let’s join us at the challenge and create a card that you can send to someone *Just Because*! Have a good week!


Challenge: #201
Stamp Set: Circle Saying,          
Colors: Stazon, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy        
Paper: Whisper White, Suite & Ties DSP, Night of Navy, Watercolor Paper,   
Others: Dimension, 2 3/8” Circle Punch, Crafting with You Dies, Baker’s Twine,        

Friday, May 19, 2023

5/19/2023 - Everyday Thanks

Happy Friday! My one off order came earlier this week and I wanted to use it to create Thank You cards for the teachers at Hunter’s preschool. I used the Rugged Icon Dies the guitar image to create a card for the music teacher. In the same set, there is a pencil image which I will be using for his other teachers. This is a great way for me to use up some of my retired cardstock as well as designer paper. Hope you enjoyed this card and below is the image of the stamp set!


Challenge: N/A
Stamp Set: Everyday Thanks           
Colors: Stazon,
Paper: Whisper White, 2021-2023 In-Colors DSP, Rich Razzleberry,
Others: Rugged Icon Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Sequins,         

Thursday, May 18, 2023

5/18/2023 - Cardz 4 Galz #199 Backgrounds - A card to say hello

Hi crafters – welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Cardz 4 Galz and this week we are making background card. I have this Split Texture Dies from Stampin’ Up that already retired but I kept and wanted to use more often so this is a perfect challenge for it. I used the die cut template with Stampin’ Sponge that I finally opened to create this subtle background. (as you can see, I need more practice) I kept the card pretty simple, just stamp the flower image on top of the background that I created. To finish the card I added a pearl and Wink a Stella onto the flower. I hope you enjoyed this quick card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

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Challenge: #199
Stamp Set: Sending Smiles,        
Colors: Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Highland Heather,        
Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather, 
Others: Split Texture Dies, Pearls, Wink a Stella.      

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

5/17/2023 - CASEing Tuesday #408 - Wishing You The Brightest Birthday

Happy Wednesday! Today’s card is using CASEing Tuesday on FB! I really like the sample in catalog and copy and paste the layout of it. I changed the stamp image into a die cut piece from Cheerful Daisy and then sponge it with inks. The strips of paper and DSP is to make sure all the color coordinates. I really like how this turned out! Thank you for stopping by and always look at the samples in our Stampin’ Up catalog for inspiration!




Challenge: #408
Stamp Set: Cheerful Daisy        
Colors: Crushed Curry, Copper Clay, Starry Sky, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow,        
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, 2023-2025 InColor DSP, Starry Sky 
Others: Dimension, Cheerful Daisy Dies, Twine (retired), Sponge,